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The Mummy [DVD] [1999]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (129 out of 133)

    Synopsis


    The Mummy
    Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune - led by Rick O'Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist - find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity. The Mummy was written and directed by Stephen Sommers, whose previous cinematic journeys into the past include The Jungle Book and The Adventures Of Huck Finn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Brendan Fraser
      Brendan Fraser - Rick O'Connell
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz - Evelyn
    • John Hannah
      John Hannah - Jonathan
    • Arnold Vosloo
      Arnold Vosloo - Imhotep
    • Kevin J. O'Connor
      Kevin J. O'Connor - Beni



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      different but dumb

      Posted
      prlwctd

      While credit should be given for making a different kind of mummy movie, the end result here is just a standard big, loud, dumb, SFX-saturated action mess. Rachel Weisz makes an appealing heroine, a amateur archeologist who enlists the aid of an American expatriate(Brandan Fraser, who has Indiana Jones-wannabe written all over him here, which wouldn't be all bad were his character not so annoying) to find the Mummy of the title. Unlike Boris Karloff or Christopher Lee, Arnold Vosloo's Mummy is anything but frightening or pitiable. There are also CGI bugs that run around all through the movie for no apparent reason.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A grand Mummy adventure

      Posted
      Countprice
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      Although The Mummy was never going to win Best Picture, it excelled as being a grand action/adventure film that is sure to delight most audiences. The combination of Fraser and Weiss (great on screen couple) along with incredible special effects at its time(sand tidal wave anyone) made for a very fun movie. The locations and set pieces also deserve a nod as they really brought to life the world of The Mummy. The Mummy has never looked better as is present here on Blu-Ray correctly replicating what was shown in theaters. The sound will surely give your audio system a work out too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie but online ordering has a hickup

      Posted
      Irvinraw
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      This is an awesome movie albeit a little old. My only problem was I ordered my item online. When I picked it up at the store, there was this big gigantic sticker that Best Buy placed on the box. I wouldn't want to put this box in my collection with that big sticker. Also it has a lot of adhesive so it would be very hard to remove without ruining the box. Find better procedures to confirm that the item has been obtained.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Brendan Fraser's finest film

      Posted
      flowerboy
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      I bought this because it was on sale as a promotion for the new "Mummy" movie. I'm not sure what there is to say about this purchase.. It's a favorite movie of mine. Plenty of action and humor. The story is interesting enough and all of the actors performances are great. Honestly, I haven't messed around with any special features. There's some deleted scenes. A few commentaries but I don't use those.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Campy and Corny

      Posted
      kevman79

      For all the money it made, something about 'the Mummy' just didn't sit well with me, perhaps it's inconsistency. At times, the movie seems to take itself seriously and presents some interesting material, then just a split second later, it turns into one of the corniest action movies you'd ever see. Overall, I'm not impressed with the movie, or its sequel, but I'm sure there are probably a lot of kids that are. 2-disc widescreen special edition with plenty of bonus material.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A 2008 disc in a 2017 package

      Posted
      Reviewer1138
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      Universal created a new disc for the release of the new Cruise reboot and a stellar remaster for 4k home video. Unlike that disc, the blu-ray here remains the same as it did in 2008. The picture may be to the liking of most but Universal saved some money but reprinting the same master as from about a decade ago. If you want to see the film at it's best you'll need the 4k version to do so.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Campy & Corny

      Posted
      kevman79

      For all the money it made, something about 'the Mummy' just didn't sit well with me, perhaps it's inconsistency. At times, the movie seems to take itself seriously and presents some interesting material, then just a split second later, it turns into one of the corniest action movies you'd ever see. Overall, I'm not impressed with the movie, or its sequel, but I'm sure there are probably a lot of kids that are. Widescreen with plenty of bonus material.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun nonsense.

      Posted
      JKpinky
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      The Mummy is two hours of absolute machismo fueled nonsense. Everything about it is silly and doesn't work as much as it thinks it does (Brendan Fraiser's character for example), and yet all of it feels timeless. Like an unearthed adventure film from the 40's. And somehow I feel that's the tone they were going for, and it worked.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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